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Shells Pasta & Seafood

522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
+1 361-749-7621
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (119 reviews)
“farfalle” (19 reviews)
“mixed seafood” (18 reviews)
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Italian, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
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Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Lunch here was perfect. Fast service and delicious food. We brought our 2 year old and it was very kid friendly. Relaxed environment. The only complaint was maybe they could do a deep clean of the floors in the near future.

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food, friendly staff! I would definitely recommend this place and the lobster roll!!!

Thank Kaileigh P
Reviewed 26 August 2015

this place is very small and everything is cooked to order I cannot tell you what to order because everything is great, YOU MUST GO THE FOOD IS THE BEST, not fancy, no views, just great service and food

Thank john p
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Whenever we vacation in Port Aransas we TRY to visit Shells for their fantastic seafood. We discovered this restaurant from the advice of a "Local" on the Island...they mentioned that it was one of the favorites of most of the Folks that live in Port...More

Thank Vic Q
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Very small restaurant (maybe 8 tables?). You can also eat outside. The food is gourmet and the menu changes by season. I would not take kids there, and the patrons would appreciate it. Don't go if you are in a hurry.

1  Thank 8888beach
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

For the area this is probably a better bet than most. Everything was fresh and the fish menu is good with creativity in options. Service was friendly and good even when busy.

1  Thank TeresaD1
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Nice choices and variety. Small accommodations but I believe there were tables outside for dining too. Farfalli with baco. And shrimp was awesome!!

Thank eviev2010
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

All the reviews were good, do we gave it a try. Not much from the outside, and we were seated next to the kitchen. Crew was very good. A lot of attention was put into the details. Sauces were fresh and accompanied the steaks and...More

1  Thank andyp9360
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Loved the small, intmate setting with menus written on chalkboards on the walls. Fresh and perfectly prepared seafood dishes plus "to die for" desserts. Shells is always worth the wait. Just order a glass of wine, sit outside and people watch while you wait for...More

Thank loladoc56
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Delicious food, but it is expensive and seating is pretty cramped. Service is alright, not bad, not amazing.

Thank LucyPeyton
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I would like to know if you have your roach problem under control. Last time I took my mother we were sat next to a wall, and 3 roaches were crawling up and down near the table top, I kept distracting my mother because I knew she would freak...I looked down the hallway where there is a swinging louver door and there on the door to the kitchen area were several more roaches. Disgusting and I have not returned sure do miss the wonderful pasta, salad and bread!
13 April 2017|
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Response from Tex R | Reviewed this property |
We were there a couple of weeks ago and didn't see any roaches. I know at one time they did have a problem but i think it's been corrected.
Mark S
I don't see any entrees on your menu...I am looking for a red snapper (or equivelent in season fish stuffed with fresh crabmeat
28 April 2016|
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Response from 127murielj | Reviewed this property |
Can' really help here. All I can say is I have always been pleased with what I ordered from the blackboard.
I think tripadvisor should know the prices at Shells are about 20% higher than stated here.
6 February 2016|
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Response from 4,60,12,34,567 | Reviewed this property |
I hate that!!!!! They are high priced.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 522 E Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5747
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-7621
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